Author Archives: Katie

About Katie

I'm a student at MSU, but I drive safari trucks on my days off. I love animals, and I love trying to tell people about them. I also have an incurable obsession with Disney.

Animal Training, Marine Mammals, and More!

So, it’s been quite a while since I updated (when DOESN’T this happen??). I’ll try to give a good summary of what I’ve been up to. I finished my summer internship with SeaWorld in August. Over time, I really started … Continue reading

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Life at Discovery Cove

Well, it’s been quite a while since I last updated. Things got pretty hectic after that, with finals and moving and my grad party and all that stuff. Anyways, here’s the deal now. I started my job at Seaworld! Let … Continue reading

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Unexpected Outcome

Well, there’s a week and a half until May 1st, the deadline to hear back from Disney. I’m losing faith pretty quickly that I’ll get one. It’s kind of a bummer – this was what I’ve been setting my hopes … Continue reading

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A little trickle..

Well, I’m crossing my fingers that when it rains, it pours. I was asked to interview with Binder Park Zoo last Friday, which went very well, and was offered an internship with them on Monday! While exciting, this internship only … Continue reading

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Busy busy week

Oh boy, a lot has happened since the last time I posted. But I’ve been super busy because of that and other things, so I haven’t gotten to update much. First off, my Marine Mammal interview went really well, I … Continue reading

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Manatee Queen, here I come!

I just checked my email (like I have been all day, every day) about 20 minutes ago, and what do you know, I’ve got an email from Disney! This one is considering my #1 internship, the Marine Mammal one. It … Continue reading

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1st round interview!

Well, I’m back and recovering from spring break (mentally… it’s so hard to focus on school again when I’m so close to being done!). Break was super busy, mostly because of my SCUBA certification and my first interview! SCUBA certification … Continue reading

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The Process Begins Again!

Alright. It’s been quite a while, but I’m starting this up again. I got bitter because I got let go at safaris, and I was busy with school, but now I’ve got some irons in the fire and I figured … Continue reading

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Kakapo

It’s been far too long since I actually wrote about an animal. This is a Kakapo, also known as the parrot owl. They live exclusively in New Zealand. Because New Zealand contained no mammals other than bats for millions of … Continue reading

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Seduction and Sex in the Animal World (SFW! … kinda)

Sooo, I’ve been having a bit of worry over my status at Safaris. Because of the new operating procedures, I’ll need to be re-trained, and they’ve already dumped a lot of seasonal workers already, because it’s not worth re-training people … Continue reading

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